Our clients are contract growers for Avara (formerly Faccenda) and produce just over 3 crops of heavy stags per annum.
We have an exciting opportunity for a dedicated reliable individual to run our turkey farm in a hands on role which comprises 4 poultry sheds. We are looking for a self motivated person who has had previous poultry experience ideally with turkeys. You will have a can do attitude, be able to work under pressure at times and have an excellent level of attention to detail. You would be responsible for the day to day running of the site and carrying out the daily tasks required as well as dealing with catching and cleaning contractors. . The site is a good performing site and a bonus scheme would be on offer to the right person.
Responsibilities of the Role include:
All day to day management of the farm, including checking the equipment and turkeys and making any adjustments to ventilation, feed, water and bedding.
Maintaining safe working practices on the farm at all times as well as supervision of any contractors working on site including catching teams and cleaners at the end of each cycle
Keeping the site in a clean and tidy condition and maintaining very high standards of biosecurity
Record keeping (some basic computer knowledge would be an advantage)
Liaising with site owner, Avara area Mananger and Vets
Basic computer skills
Clean driving Licence
Good stockman with excellent attention to detail
Basic maintenance abilities
NVQ Level II Poultry Production or similar would be desirable but training and support is available for a motivated and willing person without this.
Rough Terrain Telescopic certificate
Tractor driving experience
Previous experience in the UK poultry farming industry
A competitive salary and bonus scheme are available for a highly skilled and experienced candidate. We are however prepared to negotiate with a lower skilled or less experienced person enabling them the room to progress and grow into the role.
A nice bungalow on site (recently extended to provide 4 double bedrooms with family bathroom and 1 en-suite), garage and gardens, centrally heated and double glazed.
Required Skills and/or Licences: Full driving licence,Tractor driving
Accommodation Price (where applicable): TBC
Accommodation Type (where applicable): other
Accommodation Available: Yes
Reference: HOPS- SHPF